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For Arwind Santos, boos from Ginebra fans mean ‘I love you’

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first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments LATEST STORIES Basically everything that Santos has done has made him biggest antagonist in the eyes of the Ginebra fateful, and not helping was his hit on Scottie Thompson during Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.And whenever the 2013 MVP took the floor in Game 3 Wednesday night, thousands of those who are cheering for the Gin Kings would collectively shower Santos with a chorus of boos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: Tim Cone left ’embarrassed’ by Ginebra’s 38-point loss to San MiguelSantos, however, doesn’t mind the choir of negativity singing him scoffing sonatas, choosing to turn the other cheek. “I’m just focused on our game because this conference is very important to us and if there are people who are riled up by my actions then I’ll only do one thing to respond to it and that’s to pray for them,” said Santos in Filipino Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I just think that they’re fans of San Miguel, so whenever I hold the ball and they start to boo I just think to myself that they’re really impressed with what I do. I feel that their boos automatically translate to ‘I love you.’”READ: PBA Finals: San Miguel clobbers Ginebra by 38 points for 2-1 leadSantos, who is usually a well-mannered person off the court, had one more reason to shrug off the jeers from the predominantly pro-Ginebra crowd inside the Big Dome as his Beermen took a 2-1 series lead after annihilating the Gin Kings 132-94.The Beermen’s Game 3 blowout followed a masterful Game 2 performance when they bludgeoned the Gin Kings 134-109, the highest offensive output since Ginebra beat San Miguel 146-111 in Game 4 of the 2007 Philippine Cup finals.ADVERTISEMENT Arwind Santos has drawn the ire of pretty much the entire Barangay Ginebra fan base for varying reasons.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs PVL: St. Benilde sends San Beda to third straight loss Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ San Miguel’s 38-point blowout in Game 3 also tied the biggest winning margin in PBA finals history, a record Alaska once owned solely when it beat the Beermen 99-61 in Game 6 of the 1998 Philippine Cup.READ: Renaldo Balkman shrugs off ‘war wound’ to keep Beermen going Santos said the two consecutive blowouts are a result of their intense focus, something that they didn’t display in Game 1 when they got ransacked, 127-99.“It helps us that we know that we can blow them out if we just continue to execute our plays and that we play defense properly,” said Santos who had 11 points, four rebounds, four steals, and one block in Game 3. “Actually we were surprised that we were already building a big lead.”The Beermen had played Ginebra’s passing lanes to perfection, coming away with 15 steals and forcing the Gin Kings to 21 turnovers.San Miguel also outrebounded the Gin Kings, 55-41, 22-8 in the offensive glass, and those extra possessions translated to 32 second-chance points.“We never realized that we were ahead by a big margin, all we know is we were playing good defense and running in transition once we get a chance.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firmslast_img read more

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1 killed, several injured during early-morning accident in Lethem

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first_imgAn early-morning accident along the Tabatinga Public Road, Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Essequibo-Takutu) has left one woman dead and several others injured.The dead woman has been identified as 28-year-old Violet Stephen of St Ignatius Village, Central Rupununi.Reports are that the accident took place around 02:30h on Sunday when the driver of a motor pick-up lost control. As a result, the vehicle toppled several times before coming to a halt on its left side.At the time of the accident, at least two passengers were in the tray of the vehicle. They were reportedly tossed out of the vehicle, sustaining injuries about their bodies. They were later identified as Ronaldo Bento and David Coates also of Central Rupununi.The injured were taken to the Lethem Regional Hospital where Stephen died while receiving treatment. Bento and Coates were admitted to the medical institution. At least two other injured persons were treated and sent away.According to the Police, the driver of the vehicle is a clerk attached to the Lethem Magistrate’s Court. He suffered no injuries and was presently in custody assisting with the investigation.last_img read more

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Scientists: Who Can You Believe?

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first_imgScientists form a kind of knowledge priesthood in our modern world, but when long-taught principles get overturned, it raises questions on what scientists really know.Windy geology:  Wind is a more powerful force for eroding mountains than previously thought.  University of Arizona quoted Paul Kapp, an associate professor of geosciences at U of A saying, “No one had ever thought that wind could be this effective.  You won’t read in a textbook that wind is a major process in terms of breaking down rock material.”    According to the press release, “Bedrock in Central Asia that would have formed mountains instead was sand-blasted into dust” called loess that forms large sedimentary deposits.  Looking at the extent of the Loess Plateau south of the Gobi Desert, the largest deposit of wind-blown sediment known, Kapp calculated that wind can be just as effective as rivers and glaciers in wearing down mountains.Sabertooth vegan unicorn:  A fossil of a very strange beast called Tiarajudens has been found in Brazil with 5-inch-long, dagger like teeth, resembling those of a sabertooth cat.  This dog-size animal, though, was apparently vegetarian.  PhysOrg said archaeologists found it, but they probably meant paleontologists; National Geographic News showed an artist reconstruction of it baring its teeth in a fierce pose.    One of the discoverers remarked that it “looks like a combination of different animals, and it takes some time to believe it when you see this animal in front of you.”  Usually, dagger-like canines are marks of carnivores.  Did these animals use them to hunt plants?  Or did they intimidate rivals or scare off predators?  No one knows.  National Geographic speculated, “The answer may lie in evolutionary experimentation,” a statement that implicitly personifies evolution.    Jorg Frobish, commenting on the fossil in Science,1 said that synapsids like Tiarajudens have been “historically but erroneously known as ‘mammal-like reptiles’” – another reversal from what many textbooks and TV documentaries have called them.    In this specimen, “the degree of heterodonty (tooth differentiation) in Tiarajudens is remarkable.”  Saber teeth are “exceedingly uncommon in herbivorous forms,” he added, saying the teeth in Tiarajudens are “extraordinary”.  What does this mean for our understanding of fossil teeth?These findings raise a question: When is a saber tooth a saber tooth, and when is it a tusk or simply an enlarged canine?  The existing literature is quite imprecise, but saber teeth tend to be laterally compressed, whereas tusks tend to be rather round in cross section and continuously growing, such as in modern elephants, wild boars, and walruses.  Finally, the distinction of saber teeth and tusks from ordinary large canines appears to be vague and primarily based on length.  Tiarajudens seems to further blur this distinction, since anomodonts evolved both approaches (saber teeth and tusks) to enlarge their canines, even though they might have had similar functions, such as deterring predators and intraspecific display or combat.Frobish and the authors of the paper in Science2 mentioned evolution often, but only in respect to their belief that these animals evolved.  For instance, Cisneros et al said, “This discovery provides new insight into the evolution of heterogeneous dentition in therapsids and broadens our understanding of ecological interactions at the end of the Paleozoic.”  That, however, does not explain how or why saberteeth evolved in this particular animal.  They admitted that “The function of the saber teeth is unknown, but probable uses include deterring attack from predators and intraspecific display or combat.”    Evolutionists would have expected such derived features to evolve much later, not 260 million years ago.  Will they ever know without being able to watch the animals in action?  Whatever evolutionists have to say about it now, they clearly did not predict finding saber teeth so early.  Cisneros told Live Science it was “like finding a unicorn,” it was so bizarre.  “You see it, but you don’t believe it.”Early Americans:  The Clovis culture was supposed to represent the oldest human presence in North America, but now stone-tool evidence of “paleo-Indians” has been found in Texas at a level said to be 2,500 years older.  PhysOrg said this discovery is “rewriting what anthropologists know about when the first inhabitants arrived in North America.”  Michael Walters [Texas A&M] said, “This discovery challenges us to re-think the early colonization of the Americas.”A search on PhysOrg for the phrase “previously believed” turned up 2,640 results; “once thought” produced 3,860 results.1.  Jorg Frobisch, “Paleontology: On Dental Occlusion and Saber Teeth,” Science, 25 March 2011: Vol. 331 no. 6024 pp. 1525-1528, DOI: 10.1126/science.1204206.2.  Cisneros, Abdala, Rubridge, Dentzien-Dias and Bueno, “Dental Occlusion in a 260-Million-Year-Old Therapsid with Saber Canines from the Permian of Brazil,” Science, 25 March 2011: Vol. 331 no. 6024 pp. 1603-1605, DOI: 10.1126/science.1200305.Oh, but they KNOW evolution is a FACT.  Considering stories like these, on what grounds are we supposed to give the priesthood of scientists such epistemic priority that their opinions matter by default more than those of any other honest scholar in any other field of knowledge?    After all, scientists are not the only ones interested in finding the truth about nature.  When aspects of that truth are inaccessible to empirical observation, such as the history of the world, and when their stories keep changing so drastically and so often, it would seem other honest truth seekers should have a place in the discussion.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Pumaren sees PBA potential in Espeleta

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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH “My teammates were just trying to find me cause I was hot I just had to keep shooting. They just happened to fall in,” he said as he went on a perfect 3-of-3 sniping from threes.Expected to take a bigger responsibility for the Falcons this upcoming collegiate season, Espeleta isn’t putting much pressure on himself or to even fill up the absence left by Manganti as he hopes to continue being a part of something great under the tutelage of Pumaren.“We know what were capable of doing. All of us are just looking to contribute every night,” he said. “There’s no star player. We’re just playing as a team.”ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City The Fil-Am swingman on Tuesday showed a glimpse of what he can do, lighting up for Akari-Adamson with 19 points in the first quarter in the team’s 98-92 victory over Go for Gold in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.Given the keys to the starting role, Espeleta made Pumaren look like a genius, leading his crew with 24 points, on an efficient 8-of-11 shooting from the field, while also grabbing five rebounds and two steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch run Win-win situation for Macaraya as CEU, San Sebastian thrive in D-Leaguecenter_img 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The first time I took over Adamson, I really felt that he has a lot of potential. He has the PBA potential, but he just has to be in a better shape,” remarked the Falcons coach.The 21-year-old, though, shrugged off the praise and noted that his early explosion wouldn’t be possible if not for his teammates helping him as Akari-Adamson rode his blistering hands early. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESIt seems like coach Franz Pumaren didn’t really need much time to find a replacement for Sean Manganti.Left looking for someone to plug in the small forward position left by the senior high-flyer, Pumaren may have stumbled upon a gem in Jonathan Espeleta with the incoming third year ashowing signs of promise.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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AITA detrimental to Indian tennis: Bhupathi

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